What do 29 world-class classical, jazz, and electronic musicians do with a collection of toy musical instruments? Create world-class toy music of course!
If you’re a fan of jazz, folk, electronica and experimental music then toy music might just be your next passion. Come along to the Festival of Toy Music where talented musicians combine serious talent with whimsical and witty toy instruments to create songs and soundscapes unlike any other.
Join us for two concerts – a free jamming session late in the evening and double-bill performance featuring New York’s ‘Queen of the toy piano’ Margaret Leng Tan with Australian acts Clocked Out, Matthew Horlsey, Toy Death and Adam Simmons’ Toy Band.
Together these incredible musicians bring out the toybox to create music based on tiny pianos, melodicas, tin whistles, plastic accordions, bicycle bells, spinning tops and a collection of circuit-bent toys.
There are also workshops with professional musicians for children – they can play tin whistle games with multi-instrumentalist Matthew Horlsey or make a music box with Adam Simmons to play and keep.
Immerse yourself in toy music and join us for free demonstrations throughout the afternoon and play in the Dream Percussion installation which will take over the Turbine Platform for the festival.